As the unprecedented economic impact of the fast-changing COVID-19 pandemic worsens, Honda continues to evaluate conditions and make temporary adjustments to its production and business operations in North America.
In addition to the impact of COVID-19 on the marketplace, stay-at-home orders in many cities and provinces prevent consumers in a number of markets from purchasing new vehicles. As a result, Honda must continue to suspend production in order to align product supply with a lack of market demand.
The following actions are in response to the continued steep decline in sales across the automobile and powersports industries:
Honda is extending the production suspension for its automobile, engine and transmission plants in Mexico through April 30. Honda began its automobile production suspension in Mexico on March 23.
As previously announced, Honda has suspended production for all of its automobile, engine and transmission plants in the U.S. and Canada through May 1. Honda began its automobile production suspension on March 23.
As previously announced, Honda of South Carolina Mfg., Inc. (HSC), which produces powersports products including ATVs and side-by-side vehicles, has suspended production through May 1. HSC originally suspended its production on March 26.
In order to continue serving our customers and to align with other Honda North American organizations, Honda Canada, Honda Financial Services, and Honda of Canada Manufacturing will implement a four day work week for the two weeks of April 20 and April 27.
Due to the fast-changing nature of this situation, we will continue to provide updates on our business impacts and actions on Hondanews.ca.